Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: land of lobster and lighthouses
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Check out the Ballard House in Portland, its the only freestanding birthing center in the state and they do offer a hypnobirthing class. I just delivered my 2nd baby Saturday and had been planning on delivering at Ballard House but had to be transferred unexpectedly to Mercy Hospital.
With that said, I can not say enough good things about Ballard House, I didn't do the hypnobirthing class instead I chose Birthing From Within and it was a great experience. Ballard House also hosts doula teas so its a great way to connect with doulas. Even though my girl's actual birth was not at BH, they have been great in providing support. I also met some great folks in the classes and by the way you don't have to plan on birthing at BH in order to take the classes, I had classes with folks who were planning home births, BH's and hospital births.
I'm in Saco so we are neighbors. :LOL In the immediate area it seems most folks I have met birth at SMMC which may be nice but wasn't what I wanted so Ballard House and that community was a good fit.
Mothering since 1992...its one of the many hats I wear.